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Celebrating Beatles Day | February 3, 2016 | | Queens Gazette

Celebrating Beatles Day | February 3, 2016 | | Queens Gazette

February 04
13:28 2016

February 7 is the anniversary of the day, 52 years ago, when The Beatles landed in Queens, USA. Pan Am Flight 101 carried The Fab Four across “The Pond” to the newly-named John F. Kennedy International Airport on February 7, 1964. Everyone who was alive at the time, even those who were only in the single digits, remembers the arrival of those “mop-tops,” who came to play The Ed Sullivan Show, the beginning of their first tour of the US. And what a splash they made! A little over a year later they played a historic concert at Shea Stadium, being the first rock concert at a sports arena, thrilling 55,600 adoring fans. We cannot think of any other artist(s) that influenced music – no, Western Culture – NO, the 20th and 21st CENTURIES in a bigger way. It was over 50 years ago, and it feels like Yesterday – and Today. The Beatles’ ethos and aesthetics permeate our lives like no other icon’s. They ushered in a new era of organizing for world peace, women’s rights, even introducing us to Eastern philosophy, to name only a couple of spheres beyond music which they affected deeply. We cannot begin to Imagine what life would be like had they never existed.

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